Through the selling of Ale Festival Souvenir glasses, t-shirts, face painting, and 10p from every pint of Ale sold being donated, the pink pub has once again demonstrated its fundraising efforts, whilst having plenty of fun along the way.
Despite many labeling the Bank Holiday as a wash-out, the Bowgie Inn was packed full of happy customers, eagerly anticipating live performances from the likes of Shine, Cool as ****, and Idle Hands to name but a few. Spirits were anything but dampened with over 40 Ales and Ciders from some of the UK’s finest Breweries, even if partiality to Cornish staples were a given. All soaked up by traditional pasties, if someone mentioned there was a chill in the air, those at The Bowgie, would have been forgiven for thinking otherwise.
As one of the many bands to headline, Shine’s outstanding set was made even more exceptional, given it was the last for the band’s vocalist; Ronnie Nose, who will be retiring from the stage.
The money raised by the Ale Festival for Cornwall Hospice Care is just part of the fundraising efforts by The Bowgie, with Owner and Manager Sally Pickles’s trek to Mount Kilimanjaro later this month:
“We didn’t think we could top last year, but the Ale Festival 2014 was the best yet, and I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along and to those who donated. My trek is coming up soon and anyone who’d like to support, can, at the Bowgie or on my Just Giving page”.
Summer may soon be drawing to a close, but the Bowgie’s entertainment is just hotting up, and with many more live acts to be announced for the autumn months, festival season continues at the famous pink pub on the West Pentire Headland, Newquay.
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